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Genetically modified plants offer hope for HIV prevention

Alison W. Bullock & Katherine LaGrave/Medill

How do Chicagoans feel about drugs from genetically altered crops?


Photo courtesy of Paul Christou

Genetically engineered corn is being tested for use in an HIV-preventative gel.

Successful clinical trial may give women a new way to prevent HIV

by Alison W. Bullock

Tests in South Africa are paving the way for an HIV preventive method called microbicides. The governments in the U.S., the United Kingdom and South Africa funded the research, and regulatory agencies have already made the drug a priority.